Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) No. 17 Glendale District Plan

Niagara Region will hold a Public Meeting pursuant to Section 17 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, as amended, to discuss an amendment to the Regional Official Plan to add policy related to the vision and key directions of the Glendale District Plan.

Proposed change

Niagara Region’s Council recently endorsed the Glendale District Plan on Sept. 17, 2020. This endorsement confirms the vision and commitment to Glendale becoming a mixed use, vibrant and complete community. The next step to implementing the District Plan is a Regional Official Plan Amendment to incorporate the vision and direction into the Regional Official Plan. 

The proposed amendment includes policy to implement the vision for Glendale, the nine key directions to achieve the vision and outlines the additional work required for success of the Plan. This amendment will also ensure that future decisions within the Glendale area are consistent with the vision and direction of the District Plan.

More information on the Glendale District Plan can be found online.

Location

The Glendale study area located primarily with the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, with a small portion of the south west area falling within the City of St. Catharines. The study area is approximately 700 hectares generally bound by Queenston Road to the north, the Niagara Escarpment to the south, Concession 7 Road to the east, and the Welland Canal to the west. The QEW bisects the study area and includes the Glendale Ave interchange.

Public meeting

This public meeting is being held during Niagara Region’s Planning and Economic Development Committee under the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act, as follows:

Date: Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
Time:  1 p.m.
Location: This meeting will be held virtually

A copy of the proposed amendment, information and materials related to the amendment are available online.

Due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect all individuals, the Council Chamber at Regional Headquarters will not be open to the public to attend Committee meetings until further notice. To view a live-stream meeting proceedings, without the ability to provide oral submissions, please visit us online.

Have your say

Public input on ROPA 17 is welcomed and encouraged. During this time, written comments are the preferred method of receiving public input. Written comments may be sent by mail or email. You can also provide oral input by joining the electronic meeting.

Written submission: To provide written input, please either mail your comments to the Office of the Regional Clerk, Niagara Region, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Ontario, L2V 4T7 or clerk@niagararegion.ca by 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Oral submission: To provide input orally at the remote public meeting, please pre-register with the Regional Clerk clerk@niagararegion.ca before 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. All registrants will be provided with instructions on how to use your computer, tablet or phone to participate in the remote electronic Public Meeting. Registrants will be notified of Council’s Decision.

More information

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact Kirsten McCauley, Senior Planner at 905-980-6000 ext. 3532 or kirsten.mccauley@niagararegion.ca.

If you require any accommodations for a disability in order to participate in meetings or events, please let us know in advance so that arrangements can be made in a timely manner. Special accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats can be arranged by contacting the Niagara Region’s Accessibility Advisory Coordinator at 905-685-4225 ext. 3252 or accessibility@niagararegion.ca.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of Niagara Region on the proposed official plan amendment, you must make a written request to the Regional Clerk c/o Regional Clerk, Niagara Region, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way , P.O. Box 1042,Thorold, Ontario L2V 4T7, or clerk@niagararegion.ca. Such requests must include the name and address to which such notice should be sent.

Personal information collected or submitted in writing at public meetings will be collected, used and disclosed by members of Regional Council and Regional staff in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).  The written submissions including names, contact information and reports of the public meeting will be made available. Questions should be referred to the Privacy Office at 905-980-6000 ext. 3779 or FOI@niagararegion.ca.

Legal notice

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of Niagara Region to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Regional Clerk before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Niagara Region before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
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